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August 9, 2015 (JUBA) - High ranking South Sudan army (SPLA) officers have warned of the emergence of a new rebellion with the armed opposition faction unless amendments were made to the regional mediator’s proposed compromise deal prior to its signing.

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President Salva Kiir, (L), accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan, (R), waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, on July 9, 2015 (Photo AP)

“The proposal I saw does not solve the problem at all, instead it adds more fuel and prepare the ground for a new rebellion," the SPLA deputy chief of general staff for operations, Lt. Gen. James Ajonga Mawut told Sudan Tribune Sunday.

"The people of this country are looking for a lasting peace, a peace which will they respect and implement so that there will be no another war”, he added.

His remarks reflect the difficulties the two parties face in the run up to reaching a final peace deal, while conveying a non-compromise message from the government.

Last month, the chief of general staff of the government forces, Paul Malong Awan, warned that he would not accept some of the soldiers from the Nuer ethnic group to be replaced by those who rebelled when a peace agreement is finally reached between the government and armed opposition under former vice president, Riek Machar.

Awan was the first senior officer to warn of a rebellion should the deal turn out to be a bad one.

Analysts and observers say reports of the alleged divisions within the armed opposition leadership make some in government believe they could soon end the rebellion either by using some elements within the rebels to cause inconveniences or use the military approach to carry out major offensives in the war-affected states during the dry season.

The division within the opposition could be sending a message of resolve of some of the armed opposition figures to using the military solution for settling the conflict since some senior commanders have been pushing for an agreement which does not accept to recognise President Salva Kiir as head of the Transitional Government of National Unity.

On the other hand, however, some rebel commanding officers opposing Machar’s leadership could be seeking to kill off any hope of reaching peaceful settlement to the conflict by forming their own faction to enhance the rebellion and to continue launching their own wave of violence against the implementation of a possible peace agreement.

Talks between the two warring factions resumed on 6 August as mediators from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development seek to finalise a peace deal by 17 August.

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  • 9 August 2015 16:43, by bilieu babouth

    Gen James ajago mawut
    please mind your own business or rebel ,if you will survive.people talk shit and has no capacity.

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    • 9 August 2015 17:06, by Akook

      Yes sure bro! Enemies of peace are worried as they saw an imminent displacement coming their way. They care about their position giving no damn shit about citizens perishing! Ajonga MAWUT cry till shit come out of u are a damn Nyamnyam no capacity.

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      • 10 August 2015 07:05, by Mi diit

        What those useless Kiir’s generals are doing is trying to encourage internal war among the Nuer when peace is signed. Who said the Nuer generals are coming to replace the Nuer officers in government? In the army you can deploy your Nuer generals any where in South Sudan including in Aweil, Kuajok, Bor, Fangak, etc. There is no so-called replacement in the army, but I know of redeployment.

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    • 10 August 2015 10:41, by Ayuen deng

      If IGAD plus proposals are agreed then that surely will be the pass of getting power in South Sudan that any idiot can rebel and ask for power sharing,So it’s wise not to give room for future power hungry rebellion.

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  • 9 August 2015 17:08, by Mayok

    Look at this useless general, the man has no heart of thinking about this nation, but he wants more death. Well, let me remind you, it’s too late because they world whom support you during CPA with the north, is running out of patience. Keep singing for more war, and see if you will not end up like a Gaddafi, supporters general’s. I believe the money you consume, make you unhappy man, because you

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    • 9 August 2015 17:23, by Mayok

      Continue. Don’t want to share national resource with any others. I know you support kiir just for money not because of quality leadership. I hope the almighty God will give those poor people, their respective freedom once again and lasting peace.

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  • 9 August 2015 17:20, by lino

    Why the noise is coming from the government camp these days???
    The world should know that these cowboys in Juba are the problems in the country. As soon as they saw Aug 17 dateline, they got confused now. Who told them to create a mess in the country by cooking their own coup and try to blame others on it. Hand power to all Political Parties of South Sudan till SPLM/A solve their inner problems.

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  • 10 August 2015 02:14, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Please stop war-mongering. You know the evil you have brought to the people of South Sudan.

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  • 10 August 2015 09:13, by BM-21

    MI-Diit & other brothers of Nuer Tribe.
    leave the war on social Media of SUDANTRIBUNE.! It will not help you

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  • 10 August 2015 11:18, by American Missile.

    No respect to the President, no peace and imposing Peace will be very difficulty to those who are thinking of foreign powers will face rough

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  • 10 August 2015 12:10, by siddaw

    THIS IS A MERE TRASH

    This must be a trashy threat indeed. why threatening our own endeavour? Does this empty headed moron really cares about his belly than the nation? why threatening peace with his obscure words when we’re adversely affected by the crises? Is that what he want; to glorify himself at our expenses?
    Who cares whether he reb

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